US Envoy Khalilzad Says Meeting with Taliban were “Productive”

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad expressed that they are emerging from three solid days of talks with the Taliban in Doha. He clarified that meetings were productive and that they continue to take “slow and steady” steps toward understanding and eventually peace.

“Both sides will take the next two days for internal deliberations, with plans to regroup on Saturday. All four key issues remain on the table”, Khalilzad wrote on his Twitter page on Thursday.

As talks continue in Doha, there is also progress on forming a national team in Kabul ready to engage in intra-Afghan dialogue and talks with the Taliban, expressed Khalilzad.

His comments come after the Taliban confirmed that following two-day talks with the US on Tuesday and Wednesday, they have paused for two days and the talks are to resume on Saturday.

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